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Côte Rôtie 2015 – Horizontal tasting

January 25, 2018

Rotie 2018

Very interesting to taste early this very acclaimed vintage and comparing to older sibblings.  This tasting confirms that 2015 is a great vintage, especially the Côte Jamet Côte Rôtie 2015 that was truly amazing!!

2015 Michel & Stéphane Ogier Côte-Rôtie Le Village
Very nice nose of vanilla, black fruit, Violette, cold ashes… Tannin present, but ripe, good freshness, black ripe cherries (90 points)

2013 Domaine l’Aiguelière Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux Côte Rousse
Huge nose of smoked bacon, sandalwood, cèpes de Bordeaux, ripe red and black cherries… super delicious ripe cherries with loads of super ripe tannin, length of 30 sec (94 points)

2015 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Cuvée Classique Ampodium
Cold, very black nose, incense, black smoke, violette… Cold tannin, black fruit fresh finish (92 points)

2010 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde
OXO nose, BBQ meat, very gamey, ripe red cherries, mineral… Light tannin, red cherries, fresh, very nice evolved Côte Rôtie (93 points)

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Syrah
Very nice nose of saline cherries, smoked BBQ meat… Saline cherries kirsch, nice ripe tannin, very fresh, lenght of 30 sec! (95 points)

2015 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie
Very very black and tight nose, incense, herbes de Provence… Super fresh, massive but silky at the same time, black ripe cherries with super high fresh acidity, good mineral… lenght of 30 sec, fabulous wine!! (98 points)

2007 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne
Nice nose of bacon, very gamey, already tertiary aromas… Still very primary and very young taste, hint of drying tannin, loads of ripe black cherries, hint of greenness in the finish, good but not as great as expected… (94 points)

 

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